Ottawa is the capital city of Canada as well as the fourth largest city. Most of the government buildings are designed in a romantic and picturesque architectural style, mainly gothic revival architecture. The city consists of museums, performing arts, historic sites, and sports facilities. This makes the city an important part of the country. 

Re-thinking The Future is a global platform for architecture and design. RTF along with our authors has curated a list of top architecture firms in various cities across the globe. Please note that the names are arranged in alphabetical order and are not ranked in any manner.

1. A3A Architecture

Scope of services: Architecture, Planning

Types of Built Projects: Residential, Institutional, Civic 

Locations of Built Projects: Across the city of Ottawa

Style of work / Core competencies: Custom Homes, Shops, Studios, Cafes, Multifamily Homes 

Website: www.258arch.com

This firm is based in Ottawa Canada, specializing in residential, institutional and civic projects. Their firm is also involved in the research and development sector. They aim to design environmentally friendly and sustainable design strategies for all of their clients. 

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BlackBox House ⓒ 25:8 Architecture + Urban Design Limited

2. 4té Inc.

Scope of services: Architecture, Engineering, Management, Interior Design

Types of Built Projects: Residential, Rehabilitation, Public, Heritage Preservation, Hospitality 

Locations of Built Projects: Across the city of Ottawa  

Style of work / Core competencies: Programming, Conceptual Design, Construction Documentation, Construction Administration, Furniture, Fixtures, Specifications, Collective Housing, Corporate, Hotels, Restaurants, Management, Renovation, Extensions, Remodeling 

Website: www.a3a-architecture.fr

This firm was established in 1984, specializing in restoration and industrial projects. They have also designed residential and public buildings. They mainly provide restoration, rehabilitation, and remodeling services to their clients. 

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KPMG ⓒ 4té Inc.

3. AECOM 

Scope of services: Architecture, Interior Design, Environmental Consultancy, Construction Management, Climate Adaptations, Community Engagement, Landscape Architecture, Planning

Types of Built Projects: Aviation, Community, Urban, Stadiums, Residential, Healthcare, Educational Building 

Locations of Built Projects: Across the states of US

Style of work / Core competencies: Cost Management, Planning and Consulting, City Solutions, Simulation models, IT and Cybersecurity, Climate Adaptation, Pedestrian Modeling, Risk Management and Resilience 

Website: www.aecom.com

This architectural studio has its projects in different sectors of architecture, engineering, and construction industry. They have not only mastered architecture and design but also provide security services, science and technology consulting to various organizations. They have handled small scale projects as well large scale projects such as Southwest Brooklyn Assessment study. 

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Broward County Judicial Complex ⓒ AECOM

4. Angelo Spadola Architect

Scope of services: Architecture, Consultancy

Types of Built Projects: Renovation, Restoration, Residential, Industrial, Commercial, Civic 

Locations of Built Projects: Across the cities of Ottawa, New York and Toronto 

Style of work / Core competencies: Surveys, Assessment, Commissioning, Community Presentations, Co-ordination, Cost Estimation, Budgeting, Feasibility Studies, Historic Building Assessment

Website: www.amsarchitect.ca

This firm was established in 1989 with their firms in Ottawa, New York, and Toronto. With 27 years of experience they have specialized in residential and commercial projects. They have also worked with government agencies of various embassies, which has help them establish themselves internationally.

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Frisbe Residence ⓒ Angelo Spadola Architect

5. Arca-Verde Inc.

Scope of services: Architecture, Planning, Management 

Types of Built Projects: Residential, Institutional, Civic, Commercial, Healthcare

Locations of Built Projects: Across the city Ottawa 

Style of work / Core competencies: Feasibility Studies, Conceptualization, Programming, Construction Documentation, Project Management, Modeling, Furniture Design, Fixture Design

Website: www.arca-verde.ca

This firm specializes in residential, institutional, civic, commercial and healthcare projects. They have also worked on rehabilitation projects. Their designs are mainly LEED certified, with passive design techniques, sustainable design strategies and accessiblity friendly. 

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Escape Manor ⓒ Arca-Verde Inc.

6. Architects DCA

Scope of services: Architecture

Types of Built Projects: Renovation, Residential, Industrial, Commercial, Institutional

Locations of Built Projects: Across the city of Ottawa  

Style of work / Core competencies: Lofts, Custom Homes, City Centre, Facade Design, Showrooms, Offices, Retail, Churches, Hospital 

Website: www.architectsdca.com

With an experience of 25 years, this studio has designed residential, commercial, institutional and industrial projects. They aim to provide their clients with practical aspects, creative, qualitative, and beautiful spaces. They have also worked on renovation and restoration projects. 

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360 Lofts ⓒ Architects DCA

7. Architecture49

Scope of services: Architecture, Interior Design, Landscape

Types of Built Projects: Healthcare, Hospitality, Recreational, Transportation, Cultural, Educational, Industrial, Heritage 

Locations of Built Projects: Across the countries. 

Style of work / Core competencies: Health Centre, Care Homes, Hospital, Medical Centre, Cancer Centre, Hotels, Resorts, Lounges, Sports Centre, Sportplex, Community Center, Markets, Offices, Museums, Fossil Centre, Church

Website: www.architecture49.com

With an experience of half a century, this studio has worked across continents. They have collaborated with various architectural, construction, consultancy firms in order to design across the globe. 

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HSC Winnipeg ⓒ Architecture49

8. Ardington + Associates Design 

Scope of services: Architecture

Types of Built Projects: Renovation, Residential

Locations of Built Projects: Across the city of Ottawa  

Style of work / Core competencies: Custom Homes, Farm House, Traditional Homes, Modern Homes, Remodeling, Addition, Expansion 

Website: www.ardington.ca

This firm specializes in residential and remodeling projects mainly practicing in Ottawa. They consider each project as a challenge from the client. They study the context, location, and boundaries of the site in order to understand the site restrictions and design accordingly. They aim to design each and every project unique to their clients. 

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Canal Modern ⓒ Ardington + Associates Design

9. bbb architects

Scope of services: Architecture, Planning

Types of Built Projects: Commercial, Healthcare, Public, Educational

Locations of Built Projects: Across the city of Ottawa  

Style of work / Core competencies: Retail, Concourse, Plazas, Offices, Headquarters, Schools, Universities, Campus, Convention Centre, Airport, Transit, Hospitals, Institution 

Website: www.bbb.pinchcms.com

This firm was established in 1985, specializing in public projects. They have also designed commercials. healthcare, and educational institutions. In order to design satisfactory projects, an intense research is done according to the client’s needs and requirements.

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Ottawa Light Rail Transit ⓒ bbb architects

10. Betty Dion Enterprises

Scope of services: Architecture

Types of Built Projects: Renovation, Residential, Public 

Locations of Built Projects: Across the city of Ottawa  

Style of work / Core competencies: Code Development, Accessibility Audits, Accessibility Compliance, Strategy Development, Presentations, Research, International Development, Public Education, Fire and Life Safety. 

Website: www.a3a-architecture.fr

This firm aims to design for the community. They consider disabled, old and children as integral part of the community. With constant research, development, planning and strategizing they have achieved specialization in universal design. 

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Ottawa Art Gallery ⓒ Betty Dion Enterprises

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She is an architecture student , a dog lover , a travel enthusiast and a trekker. She is enthusiastic about writing and architecture so mixing both through architecture journalism. She has worked both in commercial architectural firms as well as a sustainable architecture firm and is juggling to find a balance between both.

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